Getting outside with kids in Bolnore Village

Map of children’s playgrounds in Bolnore Village

By Elaine Goodwin

As the weather improves those of you with children might be looking for a new play park to take the kids to.

Maybe there is a play park in the village that you have yet to discover?

Here is a map of all the goodsize play parks in Bolnore, the largest of which is at Kingfisher Drive. The skate park at the recreation ground and the community garden in the village square are also good options for getting the kids outdoors while staying close to home.

5 minutes with... Alastair McPherson

Cuckfield Life like to interview residents of Bolnore and find out what makes them tick. Here is May's interviewee - Alastair McPherson...

5 mins with Alastair...

5 mins with Alastair...

Alastair is Deputy Mayor of Haywards Heath. He works in the pharmaceutical industry, plays the piano and violin (not together!) and has a yacht master qualification…

How long have you lived in Bolnore? 14 years

What’s the best thing about being here?
We’re very lucky living within such amazing countryside and woods

Favourite ice cream flavour? Chocolate

How many houses have you lived in? Four

What would you like to see in Bolnore that isn’t here?
A vibrant village centre - with all the shops in use at once - we nearly got there a few months ago!

Favourite holiday destination?
Chanteloup - a Chateau in France where we’ve camped for the last few years and had an amazing time

Song you play the most? Anything from Coldplay

What would you do if you won £1million?
Pay off the mortgage, get a VW campervan and make sure the Woodside is sorted financially… and, with my Councillor hat on, sort out South Road!

What was the last present you gave someone?
Lego Friends Hospital for my daughter’s last birthday

Strangest thing you’ve ever eaten? Octopus Rice in Portugal

Which would you rather give up for a month – TV or music?
TV - I have a picture in my study that reads ‘without music, life would not be fair’

Which App on your phone do you use the most? Sonos

What’s your proudest moment? 
Apart from getting married and the births of my two girls, it was probably the opening of the Woodside

Your advice for life? You can’t complain if you don’t get involved!

If you would like to provide your own answers for 5 Minutes With, simply email them to editor along with a photo of yourself, or do please encourage a friend to send their answers in!

Cuckoo Fayre, Cuckfield: Monday 7th May 2018


The Independent State of Cuckfield’s annual village event takes place in just a few week’s time.

The Cuckoo Fayre will yet again feature dozens of stalls and various entertainment at the Rec, behind The Queen’s Hall , on Bank Holiday Monday 7th May.

Children’s entertainer Tomfoolery will be doing a show, in addition to a dance performance in the arena, Irish folk bank The Straw Dogs will be playing live and, of course the fun Dog Show will be as popular as ever.

The event starts from midday but will be officially opened by Cuckfield Mayor Evelyn Stenning when she arrives in style at 1pm.